Puriri Lane | Lychnis chalcedonica carnea | Peach
Puriri Lane | Lychnis chalcedonica carnea | Peach
Puriri Lane | Lychnis chalcedonica carnea | Peach
Puriri Lane | Lychnis chalcedonica carnea | Peach

Lychnis chalcedonica v. carnea

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A favourite of English florists and gardeners, this very beautiful variety of Lychnis chalcedonica (Maltese Cross) is a herbaceous perennial that has long stems of pinky peach coloured flowers that sit tall above its clump of bright green foliage.  

A rare heirloom, given old names such as Nonesuch and Mock Sweet William, it is a hardy survivor. 

Absolutely wonderful as a cut flower with stems that are 40-45cm in length. We can see why this lovely reliable trouble free and easy to grow perennial was the recipient of the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society and think this is definitely in our top 10 favourites, as you will not find this everywhere, so provides a unique point of interest both in the garden and in your floral work..

This lovely plant is grown for its abundant flowerhead that are about 10cm in diameter. Flowering is over a long period from early to late summer although we have had flowers in winter when it is mild.  Maltese cross as it is also known thrives is full sun and will also tolerate partial shade and will perform to its best in moist, fertile but well drained soils.  

Given the length of its stems, although they are relatively strong, it may require some support in windy situations.  These plants also once established can tolerate some drought. Plants are also low maintenance and highly disease resistant...what more could you want!  The perfect choice for a dreamy cottage garden, in pots and in the perennial border even wild gardens and coastal gardens so you can see why this is one of our favourites!  Looks wonderful planted in groups and if planting in the border is best positioned in the front to of the mid border.

Attractive to bees, butterflies, moths and other beneficial insects.

Deadhead to encourage repeat flowering and then cut plants to the ground in autumn.  Plants can also be divided once they have become established or of course you can gather your own seed.

Plants will self sow if they are happy in their position.

Perennial | Hardy

Height 60cm-1m x 30cm Wide

We have updated our shipping rates:
Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.
  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum
Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.
If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at hello@puririlaneaddenbrooke.co.nz to organize shipping arrangements.
    For smaller items such as moon calendars, books, cards, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which will be automatically applied, which you will see at checkout.

    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

    • All of our orders are dispatched using NZ Post which is a fully tracked service   
    • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
    • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
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